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Old 07-01-19, 10:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Florida, USA
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Bikes: Peugeot '74 U08, Peugeot '86 P8, Peugeot '85 P8, Peugeot PX10LE

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Seeking "First" Road Bike Suggestions

Hi all!

Although I spend most of my time in the C&V section, I am looking to purchase my first modern bike. My experience with cycling has been limited to commuting to class on my '85 Peugeot P8 and riding through campus.

I am looking to begin going on longer distance rides and participate in other cycling events. I live in South Florida where the roads are flat and snow is almost non-existent. I am almost 6' and about 170 lbs. My P8 is a 57 cm and feels about right (I know having the shop do a proper fit would be better).

I would like to buy something that I can grow I was thinking a bike with at least a Tiagra level groupset. Other than that, I don't have much of a preference.

Some bikes I was looking at are:

BMC Teammachine ALR TWO
Specialized Allez Elite
Cannondale CAAD12 105
Cannondale CAAD Optimo 105
Felt FR-40
Scott Speedster 10

I am looking to buy new for this purchase

I would appreciate suggestions on other aspects I should consider, the bikes listed above, or any others I should check out.

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